Mark Erelli @ The Tamworth Lyceum
The Tamworth Lyceum is a small, intimate venue nestled in downtown historic Tamworth New Hampshire. Our intent listening audience keep the music as the focus of attention and each concert is a unique, special experience that leaves attendees in quiet reverence and keeps everyone coming back for more. If you've never been one of our shows, treat yourself and bring a friend!
Growing up in the years between LPs and CDs makes Mark Erelli a member of the cassette generation, a vintage of music fan that fondly remembers the mixtape. Making these homemade compilations required a certain degree of dedication and craftsmanship, with hand-lettered fonts and drawings on the label signifying a personal touch. Before dragging, dropping or streaming, says Erelli, I waited by the stereo, finger hovering over the record button, to capture my favorite songs as they were broadcast. Erelli vividly recalls how the whole process felt like so much more than just a collection of songs. Working up the courage to give someone a mixtape didnt just say this music matters to me, it also said youmatter to me.
This joint declaration of appreciationfor both his favorite music and his audienceis plainly evident on Mark Erelli's 11th album,Mixtape, his first collection exclusively of cover songs. I remember taking my time with mixtapes for some special people back in the day, Erelli admits, but this is the first time I ever spent 13 years making one.Mixtapefeatures songs culled from thirteen years worth of Erelli and friends annual Under The Covers shows, performed each December at Harvard Squares famed folk mecca Club Passim. The covers show provides a valued tradition for Erelli and regulars like Lori McKenna, Rose Cousins, Jake Armerding andMixtapeproducer Zachariah Hickman. Its the organizing principle of my entire year, claims Erelli. The day after each years show, I start compiling a new list of potential covers for the following years gig.
The Tamworth Lyceum (View)
85 Main Street
Tamworth, NH 03886
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